Floored by the Foyer

Floored by the Foyer
This foyer was in such sad shape that if guests came over, I would bring them in through the garage, or if that was unavailable, an open window.  But all it really needed was a fresh coat of paint and a thorough sanding of that splintery door to become bright, welcoming, and safe to the touch.  The parquet floors and rock accent wall don’t even look dated anymore, they add a ton of character, yeah?  I also love how Virginia turned the closet into a pretty little nook, it appears to have tripled the square footage of the whole thing! I would totally do this to the closet by my front door, if it wasn’t the ONLY closet in my entire house.  Sheesh, who’s idea was that? 


Get all the details from Virginia on her blog Live Love DIY.





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  1. April 20, 2012 / 3:51 PM

    Love the idea of opening the closet like that. What a great idea!

  2. April 20, 2012 / 4:12 PM

    All I have to say is “WOW!”

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  4. April 20, 2012 / 4:42 PM

    Um seriously love the closet!! Now I am gonna obsess about doing my entry closet like that!!

    Ashleigh @ Live Gorgeously

  5. Karen
    April 20, 2012 / 5:25 PM

    Great job! Looks amazing!

  6. April 20, 2012 / 5:33 PM

    awesome idea! I saw a closet like that opened up and they put a bend and some hooks in there too! Huge improvement!!!

  7. April 20, 2012 / 6:21 PM

    It is pretty impressive that all they did was remove doors, paint and add a piece of furniture. WOW!!!!

  8. April 20, 2012 / 7:56 PM

    What’s crazy about this one is that although I’m sure it was a lot of work, not a lot was actually changed, and yet it looks fantastic compared to before. Great redo!

  9. April 20, 2012 / 8:36 PM

    That’s insane, it’s so much better!


  10. April 20, 2012 / 8:47 PM

    Hi Lindsey!! Thanks for the AWESOME feature! Have gotten such great feedback from it today! Hugs!
    Virginia from livelovediy.com

  11. April 20, 2012 / 8:53 PM

    Love this! Such a huge difference!

  12. April 20, 2012 / 9:28 PM

    What a simple wonderful transformation! Good job Virginia, and Lindsey, too, for pointing out the new nook! It really does seem to double the space. Gets me thinking…

  13. April 21, 2012 / 1:57 PM

    Wow! That’s a transformation alright! Gorgeous and upscale now!
    Lovely! xo wendy

  14. April 21, 2012 / 11:29 PM

    OH that’s a GOOD B&A. Off to look at all the dets.

  15. May 5, 2012 / 12:49 PM

    Love the stone for the after, looks great against the white.


  16. Anonymous
    August 27, 2012 / 10:52 PM

    Once again, the Magic that is white paint! Looks amazing!!!

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